The song played in the background as Ned and Edna go dating is "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by the Elgins.
Joey Kramer (drummer for Aerosmith) refers to "Walk This Way" and "Love in an Elevator", two Aerosmith songs.
After this episode first aired, viewers could go online and vote on the Simpsons website if Edna and Ned should or shouldn't stay together. They ended up staying together. When the episode airs in reruns, a message is displayed stating "VOTING HAS ENDED", plus during the closing credits, Marge tells the viewers that if they are watching a rerun of this episode or on DVD, it is too late to vote, with Homer berating them for not taking the opportunity earlier.
Edna compliments Ned for having a calling card printed in orange. Ned, as he was impressing her with rhymes, is left speechless. This is a reference to the word 'orange' having no rhyming words in the English language.
The last time a character waited for the bathroom while oblivious to the bathroom actually being free and another character escaping occurred in Homie the Clown.
Joey Kramer (drummer for Aerosmith) appears again, recalling the adventure they had in "Flaming Moe's", after Edna tells him to "come and get your drumsticks".
*indicates that this character appears after Moe moves out of the way to reveal the "crowd" who is waiting to take turns being Edna's face
At the start of this episode, Lisa is seen in the school audience behind Miss Hoover. But, she then appears to make a speech for the school's girls basketball team, "Springfield Lady Pumas", as the equipment manager.
In this episode, when Ned catches Edna, he says that he never met her before, yet he briefly dated her in Alone Again, Natura-Diddly, after his wife, Maude, was killed.
Ned says that the Leftorium is an anchor store and has been in business for ten years.